Category Archives: Uncategorized

Volunteer Makers 

Largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums.   A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January. Volunteer Makers is a pioneering model developed with museums to meet the challenges and opportunities ofContinue Reading

Windsor and Eton Study Day — 13th October 2016

An Adventure in Windsor Members gathered at the Guildhall, welcomed by Margaret Kirby, Service Manager for Heritage and Arts, and her talk on the WW1 Project ‘For King and Country’. This HLF project fostered partnerships across the local area, and developed to involve the stories of those living outside of the region. Margaret explained how toContinue Reading

2016 AGM Minutes

The SEMFed AGM for 2016 was held at the July study day in Hitchin. The minutes, including the President’s and Treasurer’s reports, can be found here.

Hitchin Study Day 22 July 2016

  A* for Study Day at British Schools Museum A good day was had by all at the study day and AGM on Friday. A big thanks goes to all those who gave their time to make the day a success.   We started the day with a welcome from Emily Shepperson, SEMFed Committee memberContinue Reading

Would you like to see your idea in print?

Would you like to see your idea in print? If so Neil Herrington, the new editor of the Journal of Education in Museums (JEM) would like to hear from you.   For those of you not familiar with JEM, it is published annually in November by the Group for Education in Museums (GEM). It contains articles byContinue Reading

Rome Study Trip 2016

Buongiorno! We recently enjoyed a fantastic study trip to Rome with the South and East Museums Federation. Visiting a range of museums with talks and tours we enjoyed getting to know more about the organisation of Italian museums and how they compare to our own places of work. With time to explore what else the eternalContinue Reading

Saffron Walden Study Day

The South and East Museums Federation visits Saffron Walden Museum and Fry Art Gallery.                                                                                                  9th October 2015 By Cas Sanders, Learning Officer at North Herts Museums. Photographs courtesy of Oliver Green.   This event was held jointly with the Eastern Region’s AMA support network, and so there were a few non-members thereContinue Reading

Working Internationally Regional Project

Complete the 2015 WIRP survey to win a workshop place and travel bursary   The Working Internationally Regional Project (WIRP) survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will help us understand the motivations that regional and local museums have for working internationally, and the barriers and challenges faced when doing so. The information and feedback you provideContinue Reading